Truth vs Tyranny

Truth is a very powerful ideal. Christ said in John 8:31-32, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Abiding in Christ’s word provides wisdom, discernment, love, and life as well as assists in preventing deception, fear, hate, and down right stupidity. That is, if Christ’s word is truly applied to one’s life, but as we all know some people who say they are disciples of Christ are foolish, gullible and lazy with their discernment. In today’s world, we are constantly challenged with tyranny over truth. Christians, however, are called to be the light of the world and the salt of the earth. This means we are to occupy till the Lord’s return by exemplifying Christ.

As we live our lives, we are faced with choices that move us either closer to truth or to tyranny, for the devil and his principalities steal, kill and destroy while Christ is come that you may have abundant life. In America, the founders provided a Constitution that established the principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. As Benjamin Franklin said that we have a Republic if we can keep it, the founders also placed on each of us, as Christ has, a responsibility to choose life, and in that choice, life’s abundant gift of freedom and truth. A choice. In day to day life, this means that an action is required. Abiding in the Word takes action and responsibility. Maintaining and preserving freedom for yourself and your posterity also requires action and responsibility. We must learn again to think and act on principle not narratives. It is our responsibility.

The responsibility, for example, requires us to be informed of the truth—not what you want to believe, but the truth. This takes discernment. For example, the Democrats wanted banks to report your every transaction of $600 or more to the IRS. Many people objected. So now the Democrats want banks to report only your transactions totaling $10,000 or more over an entire year. Do the math. That means they want the IRS to know every transaction you averaging over $833—they just changed the narrative to make it sound better. Or how about the government mandating COVID shots? The courts may require religious or medical exemptions. There has been, however, a longstanding Constitutional principle of autonomy where the government can’t force you to put something in your body. Exemptions are just a way to codify mandates.

Every citizen who took the COVID shot voluntarily, those who refuse the shot, and those who have had COVID and have natural antibodies should stand together against a mandate, not accept the soft tyranny that mandates are fine if exemptions are provided. Those set on stealing, killing and destroying will stop at nothing to take your life, compress, enervate, and extinguish it, until we are reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and deceived sheep, of which the government is the shepherd. And in all that, the Word of God and its promise of truth, freedom and abundant life are frustrated with bondage. In this country, as with the Lord, freedom comes with responsibility and those who shirk it are the weak links who allow the deadly acid of bondage to erode every citizen’s life and liberty. Think about it. Take a stand.

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Bill Wilson